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Applications for ACES course open now

Mar 24, 2021

The High-end TV Skills Fund is supporting a two-day ACES course for UK-based cinematographers, DITs and post-production professionals. The training aims to give participants an understanding of the benefits of ACES (Academy Colour Encoding System) and the process involved at various stages of production.

Date 3 Jun, 10:00 – 4 Jun 2021, 17:00
Location Online
Age 18+
Price Free

Applications are managed by a third party and are not the responsibility of ScreenSkills.

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This two day course delivered online by NFTS is designed to give an understanding of the benefits of ACES (Academy Colour Encoding System) and the processes involved at various stages of production, specifically for those working in HETV.

Who it’s for?

This free online training for UK based cinematographers, DITs, post production professionals and supervisors who have a basic knowledge of post-production techniques who are looking to work in the UK HETV industry.

As part of our aim to encourage diversity and inclusivity in the screen industries, we welcome UK based applicants who define themselves as having a disability or learning difference, sole caring responsibilities, or other minority status.

What it covers

Over the two days’ areas covered include:

  • the benefits of ACES
  • input transforms (IDT) to bring different cameras into ACES
  • the four key colour transforms: IDT, LMT, RRT, AND ODT
  • output transforms for different displays and deliveries
  • ACES AP0 and AP1 colour spaces and when to use them
  • ACES for HDR
  • ACES Vs other colour managed workflows
  • ACES and archiving
  • non-ACES colour-space cameras/formats and the conversion or processing required to incorporate them (e.g. drones and archive
  • using ACES in the DI pipeline, and how it aids CGI/VFX integration
  • setting up ACES projects including ‘Nuke’
  • exporting an EXR, taking it in to VFX and exporting back to grade
  • CDLs, ALE files and onset grading

How to apply

This course is  supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions. In order to qualify for a free place you must demonstrate your commitment to working in the UK HETV sector upon application.

Please click here to apply.

Application deadline: 20 May 2021.

If you cannot make June’s dates please do still submit an application as there is a possibility of other dates later in the year – just make reference to post-May dates in your submission

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